Difficult Times Ahead In The Last Days

1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come.

1 But realize this, that (A)in the last days difficult times will come.

1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

1 But know this: Difficult times will come in the last days.(A)

1 You must realize, however, that in the last days difficult times will come.

2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boasters, arrogant, blasphemous, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, impious,

2 For men will be (B)lovers of self, (C)lovers of money, (D)boastful, (E)arrogant, (F)revilers, (G)disobedient to parents, (H)ungrateful, (I)unholy,

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

2 For people will be lovers of self,(B) lovers of money,(C) boastful, proud,(D) blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,(E)

2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

3 devoid of natural affection, irreconcilable, slanderous, without self-control, savage, no lovers of good,

3 (J)unloving, irreconcilable, (K)malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, (a)(L)haters of good,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

3 unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers,(F) without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good,(G)

3 unfeeling, uncooperative, slanderous, degenerate, brutal, hateful of what is good,

4 traitors, reckless, beclouded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God,

4 (M)treacherous, (N)reckless, (O)conceited, (P)lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

4 traitors,(H) reckless,(I) conceited,(J) lovers of pleasure(K) rather than lovers of God,

4 traitors, reckless, conceited, and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.

5 having a form of piety, but repudiating the power of it. Now turn away from these men,

5 holding to a form of (b)(Q)godliness, although they have (R)denied its power; (S)Avoid such men as these.

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

5 holding to the form of godliness but denying its power.(L) Avoid these people!(M)

5 They will hold to an outward form of godliness but deny its power. Stay away from such people.

6 for from these are those who creep into houses, and take captive petty women laden with sins, being led away by various impulses,

6 For among them are those who (c)(T)enter into households and captivate (d)(U)weak women weighed down with sins, led on by (V)various impulses,

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

6 For among them are those who worm their way into households and capture idle women burdened down with sins, led along by a variety of passions,(N)

6 For some of these men go into homes and deceive foolish women who are burdened with sins and swayed by all kinds of desires.

7 ever learning and never able to come to knowledge of truth.

7 always learning and never able to (W)come to the (e)knowledge of the truth.

7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

7 always learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.(O)

7 These women are always studying but are never able to arrive at a full knowledge of the truth.

8 And by which way Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also do these oppose the truth. Men corrupted in mind, worthless about the faith.

8 Just as (X)Jannes and Jambres (Y)opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, (Z)men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith.

8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

8 Just as Jannes and Jambres(P) resisted Moses,(Q) so these also resist the truth, men who are corrupt in mind,(R) worthless(S) in regard to the faith.

8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men oppose the truth. They are depraved in mind and their faith is a counterfeit.

9 But they will not advance in much more, for their folly will be evident to all men, as also that of those men came to be.

9 But they will not make further progress; for their (AA)folly will be obvious to all, just (AB)as (f)Jannes’s and Jambres’s folly was also.

9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

9 But they will not make further progress, for their lack of understanding will be clear to all, as theirs(a) was also.

9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those two men, their stupidity will be plain to everyone.

The Value Of The Scriptures

10 But thou have closely followed my doctrine, conduct, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance,

10 Now you (AC)followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, (AD)love, (g)perseverance,

10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

10 But you have followed my teaching, conduct, purpose,(T) faith, patience, love,(U) and endurance,

10 But you have observed my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, my endurance,

11 persecutions, sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra. I endured such persecutions, and the Lord rescued me out of them all.

11 (AE)persecutions, and (AF)sufferings, such as happened to me at (AG)Antioch, at (AH)Iconium and at (AI)Lystra; what (AJ)persecutions I endured, and out of them all (AK)the Lord rescued me!

11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

11 along with the persecutions and sufferings(V) that came to me in Antioch,(W) Iconium,(X) and Lystra.(Y) What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from them all.

11 and how I was persecuted and suffered in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them.

12 And also all those who want to live devoutly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

12 Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus (AL)will be persecuted.

12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

12 In fact, all those who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.(Z)

12 Indeed, all who want to live a godly life in union with the Messiah Jesus will be persecuted.

13 But evil men and impostors will go forward to worse, leading astray and being led astray.

13 But evil men and impostors (AM)will proceed from bad to worse, (AN)deceiving and being deceived.

13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

13 Evil people and impostors will become worse, deceiving(AA) and being deceived.

13 But evil people and impostors will go from bad to worse as they deceive others and are themselves deceived.

14 But continue thou in what thou learned and were convinced of, knowing from whom thou learned them.

14 You, however, (AO)continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them,

14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed. You know those who taught you,(AB)

14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and found to be true, because you know from whom you learned it.

15 And that from a babe thou have known the sacred writings, which are able to make thee wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

15 and that (AP)from childhood you have known (AQ)the sacred writings which are able to (AR)give you the wisdom that leads to (AS)salvation through faith which is in (AT)Christ Jesus.

15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

15 and you know that from childhood you have known the sacred Scriptures,(AC) which are able to give you wisdom for salvation(AD) through faith in Christ Jesus.

15 From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures that are able to give you the wisdom you need for salvation through faith in the Messiah Jesus.

16 Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for instruction, for reproof, for correction, for discipline in righteousness,

16 (AU)All Scripture is (h)inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for (i)training in righteousness;

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

16 All Scripture is inspired by God(b)(AE) and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness,

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

17 so that the man of God may be qualified, having been completed for every good work.

17 so that (AV)the man of God may be adequate, (AW)equipped for every good work.

17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

17 so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.(AF)

17 so that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good action.

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